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Kartchner Caverns State Park

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Address: Highway 90, 9 miles (14 km) south of Interstate 10, Benson, AZ 85602
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Amazing!!!!!

A cave like no other!!! The Arizona State Park Rangers do a wonderful job narrating this hour and a half long tour. This is a peaceful walk through a beautiful cave. Enjoy the... read more

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A cave like no other!!! The Arizona State Park Rangers do a wonderful job narrating this hour and a half long tour. This is a peaceful walk through a beautiful cave. Enjoy the time and learn!!!

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Apache Junction
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have always loved caves and enjoyed touring in them, but this is the first one that was big enough to walk around in at all times. The only thing that I didn't like was the rule against taking pictures or videos. The guides are very knowledgeable and are very observant of every guest and their needs. They didn't lose... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kartchner Caverns aren't the biggest caves around, but they're the best in AZ and so interesting. The large variety of formations was amazing. We took the Big Room tour where the bats nest during the summer, and yes, there are bat guano piles around. Fortunately, there was no detectable odor considering the bats live in this cave half of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This had been on my list of places to visit . It was above my expections. Very nice and great park guides. It was nice to see how they are protecting the cave.

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Benson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This a living cave that is seen with a tour guide who is knowledgeable of the history of Kartchner Caverns. We toured the "Big Room" which is home to thousands of bats (but empty due to their migration during the winter months). The tour takes about an hour and a half (unless you have many questions!). You cannot bring in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Throne Room tour on Saturday at 9:20am. Mike was our tour guide and did a great job providing information, historical background, etc. We had plenty of time for questions. The cave was a comfortable temperature inside and the tour was very easy walking. We appreciated everything that the AZ Park Service is doing to preserve the cave... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good cave to visit. Good guides with lots of info. Here's my complaint: Kartchner has TWO caves in one. To see ONE cave costs $25. For a family of four that is a one hundred dollars ($100); you get a 45 minute to an hour tour. To see the second cave, you must pay another $100! It seems to me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome tour of Kartchner Caverns. Special shout out to our tour guide, Brooke. She was very knowledgeable and fun! Thanks Brooke, you made the Beer and Cheese group happy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived the prescribed hour early for our tour. While that is a little overkill, I didn't mind as it gave me time to browse the gift shop, see the introductory video and go through the display, which is very well done! If anyone is concerned about claustrophobia or for other reasons doesn't want to go in the cave, the... More 

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Vilna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to see the tour guide was very informative. So happy we decided to go there well worth the time.

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